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Dorothy Capers

Senior VP, general counsel

National Express LLC

Tom Dowling

UI’s 10th Rhodes scholar

Lightfoot for Chicago advisor

Stanley Eisenstein

Chicago attorney

Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck

Aja Favors

Associate general counsel

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Rayvon Fouche

American Studies professor, director

Purdue University

Bryan Freres

Assistant U.S. attorney

Degrees in history, law

Young Lim

Manager, finance/accounting

NBC/Universal Media

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Chris Gerrib

Author, IT project manager

Addison Group

Joshua Gorman

Smithsonian registrar

American History Museum

Sharony Green

Associate professor of history

University of Alabama

Michael Harring

Retired VP

Deere & Company

Kurt Hettinger

Assistant gymnastics coach

Auburn University

David Krugler

History professor


Adam Lashinsky

Executive editor

Fortune magazine

John Matras

Automotive writer, photographer

Owner, John Matras Media LLC

Kyle Mays

Assistant professor


Brendan McGinty

Director of Industry

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Elizabeth Milnarik

Adjunct professor

University of Virginia

Jim Misener



B.J. Ogata

Former Illini tight end

2000 Academic All-Big Ten pick

Bayo Ojikutu

Award-winning author

‘47th Street Black,’ ‘Free Burning’

Mark John Sanchez

Lecturer of history, literature

Harvard University

Charles Shields

Literary biographer, playwright

New York Times best-seller

Bill Smith

Champaign-born Huffy Corp. CEO

Died in 2019

Erica Knievel Songer

Chief counsel

United States Senate